Gerber Childrenswear is an expert resource for how to clothe and care for babies, toddlers and children, but it is also a company that gives back to its communities. This holiday season we are looking back at how Gerber Childrenswear has helped families throughout 2015 with the donation of apparel and other products. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the company’s charity partner, encourages the fashion and children’s industries to give back by donating new merchandise for people in need. This past year Gerber Childrenswear has donated over 144,000 pieces of new clothing worth nearly $1 million to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers!
While most consumers and fans of the brand don’t have thousands of pieces of new product to give, they can show their commitment to helping children and families by donating money to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; the money raised will help distribute donated new product to families in need. In fact, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is so efficient that every $1 donated helps move $10 of donated new product.
Volunteers at Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC prepare donated product for clients.
One of our community partners that received product from Gerber Childrenswear is Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. The organization uses volunteers to sort donated product and pack items into the charity’s signature Baby Bundles, full of supplies to help new parents care for their baby.
“In 2016, we plan to provide Bundles to 750 fragile families in Charlotte; that’s a 50% increase over our 2015 goal,” said Rebecca Grant, executive director of the community charity Baby Bundles. “The donation we received from Gerber Childrenswear though K.I.D.S./Family Delivers allows us to start the new year with a full warehouse, ready to support families and newborns in need!”
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“Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. live in poverty, including seven million families,” said Gary Simmons, CEO/President of Gerber Childrenswear. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers brings together a diverse network of more than 1000 community partners and 390 donors throughout the 50 states and the world to distribute donated product. Gerber Childrenswear has been a long-standing partner with this non-profit organization for over 25 years helping children and families in times of need.”
Gerber began in 1928 with a dedication to the well-being of babies all over the world. Today, the Gerber Childrenswear brand remains committed to safety and quality, and is passionate about doing what’s best for mom and baby. The company has been a longtime supporter of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; below are the distributions of new product from the donations Gerber Childrenswear made to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers in 2015:
1/27/2015 Secaucus, NJ
819 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $10,000 were distributed to the Town of Secaucus, NJ to help poor residents and those recovering from a large apartment complex fire earlier in 2015.
3/2/2015 Issaquah, WA
2,316 pieces of assorted girl’s bodysuits and robes worth $47,000 were provided to Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, WA. As a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Eastside Baby Corner helps kids thrive by providing the basic necessities that every child needs.
5/11/2015 Brooklyn, NY
440 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $5,500 were given to the Caribbean American Center of Brooklyn, NY. The Caribbean American Center supports needy minorities and immigrants residing in New York City, and has been a longtime partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.
40,928 pieces of assorted onesies/infant/layette clothing worth $182,000 were delivered to Operation Compassion for the Nepal earthquake survivors. Operation Compassion is a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, assisting with natural disaster relief in the US and around the world.
9/10/2015 Charlotte, NC
1,052 pieces of children’s apparel worth $19,000 were provided to Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. Baby Bundles is dedicated to helping mothers in financial need in the Charlotte, NC area, and has been a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers since 2014.
10/17/2015 Columbia, SC
34,735 pieces of children’s apparel worth $235,000 were distributed to the City of Columbia, SC. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is working with the city to help residents recovering from the recent historic floods.
12/14/2015 Colorado and California
63,936 pieces of sleepwear and layette collections worth $430,000 were received by nonprofit partners in Colorado and California, just in time to make the holidays bright for thousands of newborns and their families.
To support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ work, please CLICK HERE and make a donation today!